Tom O'Malley-Finkel-Harris-Smith Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night, wondering what was
going to happen when all the people with hyphenated last names start
Would Have Loved Me (52 sec, 568 kB)
If anyone should be able to write a song of unrequited love, it ought to
Cheatin' Death I spent a number of years flying around interior Alaska
in a small airplane of 1940's vintage. My most vivid memories seem to be
the moments of blind terror. Pilots still occasionally disappear without a
trace, and I've often thought of what it must have been like to have been
a bush pilot in the 30's. If you went down then, either your fellow pilots
found you or...they didn't.
Mosquito Showdown Here's something the travel agent didn't tell your uncle Fred about Alaska.
A Nice Place To Visit I'm sure that if I went to visit someplace like, say...Kansas, I'd
probably ask some pretty dumb questions about, say...wheat.
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In town, the end of winter just means mud and dirty cars. Far from
"civilization" though, it's a time of tremendous activity -
animals that you almost never see are running around in broad daylight.
Then...there's absolutely nothing like watching a frozen river break up.
It even beats television!.
Man's Best Friend You've probably heard all those wonderful songs about the joys of dog
mushing and what noble animals they are and blah, blah, blah... Well, I
had a dog team for many years. Here's the stuff they don't tell you.
Phone Message(29 sec, 312 kB)
Isn't it nice to live in such modern times? Sarcasm? Me? Nooooo.
Trapline Chatter Most of the radio stations in Alaska read messages to folks out mining,
trapping, or fishing who don't have access to a phone. In seven years in
the bush, I almost never missed "Trapline Chatter" on KJNP (King
Jesus North Pole, if you're wondering). It was like reading all your
A Dirty Ditty A woman in the audience once asked if I knew any dirty ditties and I
was mortified because I didn't know a single one. Vowing that this would
never happen to me again, I went right home and wrote one. For you,